Getting PHP to talk to MySql
If you are trying to get PHP, Apache and MySQL to work together one of the steps you have to do is edit the file
/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and uncomment the following line,
extensions = mysql.so
You then need to commented out the following lines,
;extension_dir = /usr/lib/php4/20020429-zts/
;include_path = ".:/usr/share/php"
NOTE : These are the only steps of course, its just one of the traps I came across while trying setup a server.